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About Me 25 years old. AT 2009, PCT 2011.
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Re: dogs and horses
+1 Eugene. Horse owners shouldn't get a free pass to ruin the backcountry. Approaching a horse camp makes picking up a discarded Snickers wrapper seem futile.

In Gear Lists » Going Backpacking for 2 years with my brother and my dog.
January 06, 1:12pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Seriously? Time for the dog rant....
David, Its a fair argument to say people should be reasonably courteous and responsible for their behavior and that of their pets. I am no more entitled to the benefits of this than others, but j...

In Gear Lists » Going Backpacking for 2 years with my brother and my dog.
January 06, 10:53am

Re: Re: Seriously? Time for the dog rant....
"That's odd... most dogs have an uncanny sense of character." I do fine with dogs in normal life. I don't know how many thru hikers you have come across, but they can seem as m...

In Gear Lists » Going Backpacking for 2 years with my brother and my dog.
January 05, 11:10pm

Re: Dogs
I agree about the leash. If the dogs I have seen were kept on a leash, very few of my negative experiences would have ever happened. 3 or 4 leashed dogs have still lunged at me on trail including a...

In Gear Lists » Going Backpacking for 2 years with my brother and my dog.
January 05, 11:01pm

Re: Re: Seriously? Time for the dog rant....
Haha, true. However LNT involves more than catholes. Most applicable is 'Respect Wildlife' and 'Be considerate of other visitors'. The marmot and my bitten friend would agree dogs o...

In Gear Lists » Going Backpacking for 2 years with my brother and my dog.
January 05, 10:00pm

Seriously? Time for the dog rant....
Maybe I'm a bit biased since I have had well over a dozen dogs act aggressively towards me in 2 thru hikes without provocation and had my thru-hiker buddy get a nasty bite by another long dista...

In Gear Lists » Going Backpacking for 2 years with my brother and my dog.
January 05, 9:37pm

Stagnation
I must admit that I was a bit concerned with what I perceived as a lack of innovation after not being a regular on BPL for almost a year back in 2009-2010. Upon returning, I looked around hard to s...

In Editor's Roundtable » Cottage Stagnation and Recent Gems
December 28, 5:11pm

Re: best base layer for an AT thru hike??
I love merino, but i did go through 2 merino shirts on the PCT this year and finished in a cotton t shirt. To do it or the AT again, I would hike in a button up hiking shirt and carry a light merin...

In GEAR » best base layer for an AT thru hike??
December 27, 8:00pm

Price Drop
Dropped prices and giving a little bump.

In Gear Swap » Moving Countries, time to clean the closet- lots of MYOG and altered stuff plus ULA, BA, T-Rest
December 26, 7:51pm

Re: Re: Re: Solo Tent Feedback Request
Christopher, When similar materials and setup systems are used, the weight difference is very small between tarp/bivy and a tarptent. To compare a tarptent more accurately to your tarp + bivy, t...

In GEAR » Solo Tent Feedback Request
December 22, 1:56pm

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